March 17, 2018 1:52 am

Diabetes now affects all classes of society, and this book puts the egalitarian disease in perspective

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March 17, 2018 1:52 am

Perumal Murugan’s Poonachi offers a sharp, ironic take on society and the powers that be

PC Sorcar, Indian magician, BBC, PC Sorkar biography, PC Sorcar Jr, Indian Express book review
March 17, 2018 1:41 am

An intimate portrait of India’s foremost magician and how he became the king of illusions

Political Tribes by Amy Chua
March 10, 2018 12:37 am

The national myth suggests that the Chinese-American and the Indian-American are fundamentally different, but they achieve the same paradise on earth because they are American first. Exactly like the Americans who are just American.

An Interesting Life, So Far by Bruce King
March 10, 2018 12:20 am

Literary critic Bruce King’s memoir records his peripatetic life across the globe, including his sojourn in the “small world of modern Indian poetry in English”

From Lehman to Demonetisation
March 10, 2018 12:10 am

A hard look at the financial crises of the last decade and how it has impacted policies and lives

Jean Tirole's Economics For The Common Good
March 10, 2018 12:27 am

Jean Tirole writes with refreshing honesty about the role of economists in society, the essential ideas of economics and the momentous policy issues of our time

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March 4, 2018 12:29 am

Nandy's attempt to create a thrilling cross-continent chase for one of the world's most sought-after paintings is admirable, but the execution is lacking.

March 4, 2018 12:24 am

A brief exploration of the wide literary oeuvre of Ayyappa Paniker through a selection of his critical essays

March 4, 2018 12:20 am

An account of the 1984 anti-Sikh pogrom which, while recalling a shameful episode, offers no fresh evidence

March 4, 2018 12:13 am

What went into the makings of India’s democracy and the crucial role of bureaucratic cogs, big and small, in defining citizenship

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February 24, 2018 1:19 am

The life of Gauri Lankesh and her role as a journalist and activist is contextualised in this concise collection of writings

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February 25, 2018 1:51 pm

Soha Ali Khan infuses her novel, The Perils of Being Moderately Famous with an effortless charm, hilarity and irreverence that Bollywood actors are not quite known for.

pankaj chandra, book review, author pankaj chandra, Building Universities that Matter book, education in india, indian express
February 24, 2018 1:13 am

Tackling the old question of what’s ailing Indian universities with solutions that build well on traditional prescriptions for the system

isi, steve coll book review, Directorate S book, CIA, America secret service, us secret war, middle east, Afghanistan, pakistan, indian express
February 24, 2018 1:10 am

A riveting account of one of Pakistan’s most secretive intelligence wings and where it figures in the arc of US-Af-Pak’s cycle of wars post 9/11

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February 24, 2018 12:57 am

How Mandarin, briefly, was Pakistan’s third official language and the overload of prettiness in the Trudeau portraits.

February 17, 2018 6:54 am

A beautifully crafted mosaic of the lives of a family, that's also a sharp lens with which to explore the socio-political history of Kerala

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February 17, 2018 6:54 am

An ambitious book that looks at how Islam evolved in the subcontinent, but the idea doesn’t travel well across its regions

Site of Struggle
February 17, 2018 6:57 am

Accessible and lucid, Rajeev Dhavan’s book argues that the content of the Constitution is the product of multiple contestations

February 10, 2018 12:45 am

If I Had to Tell it Again, a memoir by Gayathri Prabhu, shatters this silence with an intimate examination of the relationship between the author and her late father.